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Exploring Sustainable Land Use in Monsoon Asia

  • Yukio Himiyama

Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yukio Himiyama
      Pages 3-11
  3. Land Use Change in China

  4. Land Use Change in India

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Arun Das, Koichi Kimoto, M. Ravi Kumar, R. Umakanth, Dhritiraj Sengupta, H. R. Vishwanth
      Pages 103-135
    3. R. B. Singh, Subhash Anand, Vidhi Saluja
      Pages 137-155
    4. Arun Das, Koichi Kimoto, K. Jabir, Dhritiraj Sengupta, B. S. Shriharsha, M. Ravikumar
      Pages 175-189
  5. Land Use Change in Japan

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Shigeko Haruyama, Atsuko Suzuki
      Pages 229-243
  6. Land Use Change in Other Countries/Regions in Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Kay Thwe Hlaing, Shigeko Haruyama, Saw Yu May
      Pages 247-265

About this book


This book presents the outcome of the Towards Sustainable Land Use in Asia (SLUAS) project, which was the pilot undertaking for development in a series of projects on land use. Monsoon Asia, with its huge and still increasing population and rapid socioeconomic changes, is regarded as a major hot spot of global change in general and of land use change in particular. The major issues include urbanization, rural development, land-related problems such as food problems, and disasters in the context of global change and sustainability.

Future Earth, the new international research framework established by International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), and other international academic or funding organizations for a sustainable world, has chosen the Global Land Project (GLP) as one of the first such international projects it has endorsed that originated from International Geosphere/Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and/or International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP). This endorsement is a clear indication of the importance of the issues related to land use and its changes. Land use change is an essential driving force of environmental change, a result of socioeconomic and environmental changes, and is a major environmental change itself. Because of this complex and multifaceted nature and the difficulties in obtaining relevant data with historical depth, this phenomenon has not been studied fully in the context of global change or sustainability. It is hoped that this book is of use to those who are concerned about the present and future land use in the world.


Land-use change Land-cover change Sustainable land use Monsoon Asia Land Use and Land Cover Change Programme (LUCC) Global Land Project (GLP) Future Earth Food problem Land grab Remote sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • Yukio Himiyama
    • 1
  1. 1.Hokkaido University of EducationAsahikawaJapan

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